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Saturday afternoon action in the Premier League...30/04/2016
As the Premier League nears completion for this season, varying thoughts are likely to impact on the minds of our international candidates. Everton host AFC Bournemouth on Saturday afternoon with little at stake for either club. James McCarthy and Darron Gibson may be in action for the hosts but Seamus Coleman remains on the injury list as does Harry Arter for the visitors who include Eunan O'Kane in their travelling squad. Stoke City, with Jonathan Walters back in the squad following injury alongside Glenn Whelan, host relegation battling Sunderland for whom John O'Shea is again expected to be on the substitute bench. The late kick-off sees another relegation candidate Norwich City, who include Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan in their squad, travel to Arsenal.
Promotion contenders meet in Championship contest...30/04/2016
The final Championship promotion play-off place will be at stake when Sheffield Wednesday, with Keiren Westwood and Aiden McGeady in their ranks host Cardiff City and Anthony Pilkington on Saturday afternoon. Reading and Preston North End meet at the Madejski Stadium with the hopeful EURO 2016 host trio of Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn and Simon Cox set to do battle with visiting trio Greg Cunningham, Alan Browne and Eoin Doyle who may be targeting the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers for international recognition.
Friday night programme in the Airtricity League...29/04/2016
All twelve Airtricity League Premier Division sides were in action this Friday evening. Current leaders Dundalk defeated Bohemian by two goals to nil in Dalymount Park while Cork City scored the only goal to overcome St Patrick's Athletic in Turner's Cross. Derry City went down to a two nil defeat by North West rivals Sligo Rovers in the Brandywell while Galway United were held to a two all draw by basement side Longford Town in Eamonn Deasy Park. Stuttering Shamrock Rovers overcame Bray Wanderers by two goals to nil in Tallaght Stadium with Ferrycarrig Park witnessing a one all draw between promoted duo, Wexford Youths and Finn Harps. In the First Division, Drogheda United scored the only goal to defeat Cobh Ramblers in United Park. and Shelbourne secured a two one successs against Athlone Town in Tolka Park.
Schools complete Centenary Shield on Thursday...28/04/2016
Our Republic of Ireland Schools side completed their 2016 Centenary Shield programme on Thursday evening with a three nil victory over their Welsh counterparts in Llandudno. Ireland drew their two opening matches against Northern Ireland in Arklow and away to England and defeated Scotland by three goals to one in their previous outing.
Championship contest on Tuesday evening...26/04/2016
With a play-off place already assured, Hull City were in a more relaxed mood as they defeated visitors Brentford by two goals to nil in the Championship on Tuesday evening. David Meyler was again missing from the host's matchday squad.
FAI Cup second round draw made this afternoon...26/04/2016
The draw for the second round of the 2016 FAI Cup took place in the Aviva Stadium at 5pm this afternoon. The twenty league clubs were joined in the draw by twelve non-league representatives with the meeting of Bohemian and Galway United the only all Premier Division tie.
Premier League duel continues on Monday evening...25/04/2016
The contest for the 2016 Premier League Title which had developed into a two horse race may well have run it's course following this evening's outcome at White Hart Lane where challengers Tottenham Hotspur were held to a one all draw by visitors West Bromwich Albion for whom James McClean was a lively presence.
Airtricity League contest on Monday night...25/04/2016
Turner's Cross hosted the outstanding Airtricity League Premier Division fixture between Cork City and Shamrock Rovers on Monday night and witnessed the hosts closing the gap at the top with a two nil success. The original contest was postponed because both clubs had players involved in our U21 European Championship challenge.
FA Cup semi-finals completed on Sunday afternoon...24/04/2016
Crystal Palace are through to the final of the 2016 FA Cup following their two one victory over Watford at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. Damian Delaney was in defence for the 'Eagles' and the Cork man now looks forward to the final on Saturday the 21st May 2016. Earlier in the afternoon, John O'Shea was an unused Sunderland substitute as his side played out a scoreless draw wiith Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in a contest crucial to their Premier League survival.
First FA Cup semi-final played on Saturday afternoon...23/04/2016
A goal in added time secured a two one victory for Manchester United over Everton in the first semi-final of the 2016 FA Cup. As expected, Everton were without hamstring victim Seamus Coleman and oh how they missed him in the right back position. James McCarthy did start but was utilised in a more forward midfield role and quite anonymous with surprise selection Darron Gibson playing the holding role and more often than not playing the sweeper role as a third centre back.
Saturday afternoon action in the Premier League...23/04/2016
Relegated Aston Villa were without the injured Ciaran Clark for this afternoon's four two defeat by visitors Southampton for whom Shane Long opened the scoring. Teenage defender Kevin Toner made his senior Villa debut from the substitute bench at the start of the second half. AFC Bournemouth continue to be without hamstring victim Harry Arter and suffered a disappointing four one home defeat by Chelsea. Midfielder Eunan O'Kane was, disappointingly, again an unused substitute. The early kick-off featured Manchester City at home to Stoke City, for whom Shay Given retained his starting position, but was substituted at half-time with what is understood to be a groin injury. Glenn Whelan was in his customery midfield role as their side was crushed by four goals to nil.
Promotion contenders meet in Championship contest...23/04/2016
The iPro Stadium hosted the Championship meeting of promotion play-off contenders Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday at 12.30pm today. Cyrus Christie and Richard Keogh started for the hosts with Keiren Westwood and Aiden McGeady in the starting eleven for the visitors. McGeady was substituted on sixty eight minutes and one minute later the visitors took the lead, but the hosts scored a late equaliser to earn a share of the points.
Airtricity League contests on Saturday evening...23/04/2016
The Carlisle Grounds witnessed an Airtricity League Premier Division upset as managerless Bray Wanderers scored the only goal to defeat in form St Patrick's Athletic on Saturday evening. In the North West, struggling sides Sligo Rovers and Longford Town went head to head in the Showgrounds with the hosts securing a comfortable three nil success. In the First Division, Cobh Ramblers scored the only goal to defeat visitors Shelbourne in St Colman's Park.
Friday night action in the Airtricity League...22/04/2016
RTE 2 brought live Airtricity League action from Tallaght Stadium on Friday evening when Shamrock Rovers went down to a two nil defeat by defending champions and current leaders Dundalk. Improving Cork City defeated Finn Harps by three goals to one in Turner's Cross while Derry City scored the only goal to overcome Bohemian in the Brandywell and remain in second place. Wexford Youths went down to a two nil defeat by Galway United in Ferrycarrig Park. The First Division saw Athlone Town secure a three one home victory over Cabinteely while UCD went down to a two one defeat by the currently rampant leaders Limerick. The RSC hosted the meeting of troubled Waterford United and visitors Drogheda United who prevailed by two goals to one.
Friday evening in the Championship...22/04/2016
Deepdale on Friday evening hosted the 'Lancashire Derby' meeting of Preston North End and Burnley. The 'Lilywhites' who included Greg Cunningham and Alan Browne in their starting eleven have consolidated their Championship position following their promotion from League One last year, while the visiting 'Clarets', who had Stehen Ward in their starting eleven, are in the thick of the Premier League promotion challenge, which they maintained with a one nil victory.
Thursday evening action in the Premier League...21/04/2016
Arsenal overcame West Bromwich Albion by two goals to nil at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League on Thursday evening. EURO 2016 bound James McClean started for the visiting 'Baggies', but was substituted on sixty five minutes.
Versailles set to be Ireland base for EURO 2016...18/12/2015
Ireland will be based at the Trianon Palace Hotel on the outskirts of Versailles during their EURO 2016 foray. Training will take place at the Stade de Montbauron, the home of AFC Versailles. Located on the Western edge of Paris, the city is best known as the location of the Palace or Chateau de Versailles built by King Louis XIV.